Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lung tissue. It can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi and starts off as a rapidly developing high fever, chills, coughing, and shortness of breath.
Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lung tissue. Pneumonia is caused by bacteria (such as Streptococcus pneumoniae), viruses, or fungi. In developed nations, pneumonia is the most commonly fatal infection. Children under the age of 2, the elderly, patients with weak immune systems or removed spleens, and those with chronic diseases are especially at danger.
Pneumonia typically begins with a quickly developing fever, chills, cough with or without sputum, as well as decreased rate of breathing with shortness of breath. In older people or in the case of atypical causes (especially bacteria), the infection may begin slowly, accompanied by headaches and aches in the limbs, a light fever, and a dry cough.
It’s important to consult your doctor if you have pneumonia. Your doctor can confirm the presence of pneumonia during a clinical examination and with X-rays and prescribe antibiotics. There are vaccines against certain bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae) that have been developed to protect patients at risk (children under 2, the elderly, people with compromised immune systems, people with chronic illnesses).
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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